BIR summary – Volume 12, Issue 2 (June 2023)
In the June issue of Biodiversity Records…
A huge data paper with the unpublished records of marine alien, cryptogenic and neonative species for the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
A citizen science project with secondary school students detected the first record of Procambarus clarkii in Idaho, US.
Potential impacts of three invasive species: the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi in the French Atlantic coast, the Argentinean ant Linepithema humile in South Korea, and the Yellow bur-head, Limnocharis flava, in China.
Alien preys in the diet of the native Eurasian otter in Poland.
Lots of new records in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments: Mytella strigata in Hong Kong, Callinectes sapidus on the African Atlantic coast, Siganus rivulatus and S. luridus in Malta, Faxonius limosus in Italy and F. rusticus in France, a family of insect in Azores Archipelago, Gryllomorpha dalmatina in Slovakia, the fig gall wasp Josephiella microcarpae in Greece, Megabruchidius tonkineus in Australia, Otala lactea and Zachrysia provisoria in Hawaii, and Monoxia obesula in Greece.
Potential control and management actions for the aquatic invasive parrot-feather, Myriophyllum aquaticum, in Massachusetts, USA.
Moreover, a new bivalve host record for the exotic parasite Perkinsus marinus in the Gulf of California, the first genetically confirmed report of Heterogen japonica in California, and a new alien species to the Bulgarian flora (Sisyrinchium rosulatum).
And the description of the fig wasp fauna associated to the invasive Chinese banyan, Ficus microcarpa, in Cyprus.